Italia Conti has always recognised that the industry demands excellent standards of training in all areas. Our aim has always been to develop courses to fulfil these goals.
Italia Conti’s reputation is renowned throughout the World and the request for the training it offers outstretches the commuting practicalities of just a London based centre.
Demand resulted in the opening of some part-time Schools throughout the Country, delivering our Associate Programme.
No audition is required as we wish to encourage participation in the arts for all abilities.
Classes are offered to students between 6 and 18+ years (plus 3-5 years at some locations). Whether it’s for recreation, physical and social development or as a serious step towards a long-term career in performing arts, the emphasis is on enjoyment and first class training.
Our staff are all chosen for their ability and experience. Many are seasoned professionals who have worked in the industry and have a wealth of credits to their name. All staff are DBS checked and we always have a designated first aider on site.
WORKSHOPS & HOLIDAY COURSES
Italia Conti has close links with the professional world of performing arts and we draw on these links to enhance the experience of our students. We offer workshops and masterclasses where specialists in their field come in to share their knowledge. Additional workshops are also offered with our holiday courses.
SHOWS & EXAMS
Italia Conti Associates Schools regularly take part in productions to showcase their work and this is often a highlight of the year for many students. Those at the appropriate standard may also have the opportunity to take dance and acting exams and gain qualifications and certificates with the exam boards.
ITALIA CONTI AGENCY
We are able to put forward exceptional students for representation by the Italia Conti Agency in London which finds work for young people in the performing arts. The Agency has placed many young performers in professional work from roles in West End theatre to film, television and commercials.
Students are only accepted between the ages of 3 - 18 years.
No audition is required for our classes as we wish to encourage participation in the arts for all abilities. We offer a free trial session before you commit to enrolling. This can be arranged by contacting your nearest Associate School’s Principal directly.
Students are required to wear the Italia Conti Associate uniform and appropriate shoes for specific classes. Uniform can be purchased from our online store here.
The safety and wellbeing of our students is of paramount importance at Italia Conti Associates.
Our students are taught and cared for by experienced, trained, DBS checked staff. A minimum of two trained First Aiders are always present.
We recommend students bring plenty of water and snacks with them to sessions.
Many of our students progress onto our full-time, professional training courses.
The Associate classes and courses are the perfect stepping stone for this.
The Italia Conti Associate Schools offer a wide range of classes, providing students with the opportunity to receive a full and thorough training and learn a wide range of performance skills.
Find your nearest school by choosing from the list or entering your town or postcode below. Our Associate classes vary by venue so please contact your nearest School directly to find current classes, timetables, information and to arrange your free trial.
FIND A SCHOOL FOR YOU!
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your nearest Italia Conti Associate School.
NOT IN YOUR AREA?
If you would like to see Italia Conti
Associates in your area please let us know.
OPEN YOUR OWN
No performing arts training in your area?
Why not open your own Associates School?
TRY BEFORE YOU JOIN!
All prospective students are invited to join us for a free trial day where you can see how the Associate School runs, meet the teachers and other students, take a tour of our facilities, ask any questions you may have and take part in our classes. We encourage you to try as many classes as you are interested in to ensure you are happy and have picked the right classes for your age and ability. Trial classes are subject to availability.
OPEN YOUR OWN ASSOCIATE SCHOOL
Do you have a passion for the performing arts and an interest in inspiring the next generation of performers?
Would you like to run your own performing arts school?
We are expanding the part-time Associate School side of the business and are looking for passionate, talented, enthusiastic people interested in starting their own business.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
What started as a small dream has become a family of world class theatre schools. Our brand and legendary support create an uplifting experience for your customers and a lasting relationship with you.
- People who have a passion for performing arts and those who are interested
in inspiring the next generation of performers and children’s education.
- Commercial awareness.
- Local knowledge and networks for the area you wish to open a school.
- Commitment to Italia Conti, its values, training programme and history.
Full training and support is given in all areas of administration, finance, safeguarding, marketing, creative content and business management so that you can focus on delivering excellent classes in your School.
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
Our part-time Associate Schools take place predominately at weekends and in evenings offering classes for 3-18 year olds. We offer a variety of classes including Acro, Acting, Aerial, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop/Street, Jazz/Modern, Tap, Modern, Musical Theatre, Singing and Tap.
We give full training and our team at Head Office will support you in all areas of administration, finance, safeguarding, marketing, creative content and business management to ensure you are providing outstanding performing arts training to the high standards we expect across the Country. Then you can focus on delivering excellent classes in your School.
We will pass on the knowledge we have developed from years of experience of operating performing arts schools all over the UK. We understand that it is not always easy to find the funds to start your own business which is why we have in place an exciting new plan in order to keep your initial outlay very low.
This is a great opportunity to be part of an established performing arts brand but with the ability to bring your own creativity to the business.
Please get in contact to find out more about running your own Italia Conti Associate School. In the first instance, please contact us giving us your name and the name of the town that you would like to operate your School in. One of our friendly team will contact you soon.